When looking for the best area to stay in Dubai with family, you have a few possibilities which mostly depend on your budget as well as what kind of holiday you want to have. There are plenty of activities to be found in this amazing city for young and old but it also offers iconic buildings, beautiful architecture and a rich history. These highlights are spread over the city and the distance between the touristic Dubai Marina to Downtown Dubai, where you can find iconic buildings such as the Burj Khalifa, is almost twenty-five kilometres. So, choosing the best area in Dubai with family is therefore slightly challenging. But, in this article, we cover all the information you need to make the right decision. At the bottom of the article, you can find a map of the best areas in Dubai with family along with the city’s highlights. With that being said, let’s jump to the results.
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Best area to stay in Dubai with family
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Where to stay in Dubai with family?


The best areas in Dubai to stay with family are Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Palm, Downtown Dubai, Al Barsha and Al Fahidi & Deira. Depending on your budget and how long you're staying in Dubai, as a family, it's recommendable to stay near the beach. Each recommended area has its unique characteristics and benefits but all come with different price tags. In the next paragraphs, we dive deeper into these family-friendly areas in Dubai. 
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The best areas to stay in Dubai with family are:

 

1. Jumeirah Beach


When travelling in Dubai with family, especially with younger kids, one of the key factors is the accommodations. Dubai is home to many family-friendly hotels that include a large swimming pool, a kids club and other family-friendly entertainment. But luxurious hotels for families are simply expensive and therefore, one of our top favourite areas in Dubai for families is one that offers a broad variety of family-friendly hotels that are reasonably priced while still located centrally to have the city’s highlights closely. That area is Jumeirah Beach, which is actually the whole coastline of the city. There are areas that are located more central, but the price for a room is often ridiculously high, while this area does offer a good variety of reasonably-priced hotels. 

There are several public beaches to explore in this area, such as Jumeira Public Beach, Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach and La Mer Beach. At the latter, there is a waterpark which is called Laguna Waterpark, but the waterpark at Atlantis at palm island is more spectacular. Travelling to the city's highlights such as Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Frame, Burj Khalifa and the famous Soukhs can be done by taking the metro, although most families will choose the affordable taxis in Dubai over the metro. The Burj Khalifa is only eight kilometres from Jumeirah Beach, which is approximately a ten-minute ride. Overall, you’re located between the two most popular areas and have direct access to the beach with a good variety of different priced hotels. For us, that makes Jumeirah Beach among the best areas to stay in Dubai for families. 


Some of the best hotels in Dubai for families in this particular area are visually listed below.
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2. Jumeirah Palm 


Everyone knows the famous man-made palm islands that are in Dubai and the one closest to the city centre is called Jumeirah Palm, home to luxurious hotels. If your budget allows it, staying at one of these five-star hotels full of exceptional facilities is a no-brainer for having an amazing holiday for the whole family. Especially when you’re planning to stay in Dubai for a longer period of time, you want to have your relaxation days. The hotels at Jumeirah Palm do this perfectly. It is here where you spoil yourself and do absolutely nothing. Of course, tours to the city highlights as well as the dessert are booked, but here, it’s all about luxury and that luxury is available for the whole family. If it fits your wallet, then Jumeirah Palm is the best area to stay in Dubai with family.


Some of the best hotels in Dubai for families in this particular area are visually listed below.
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3. Downtown Dubai


Spending your holiday right in the epicentre of Dubai with Burj Khalifa right at your doorstep can be an excellent choice for the whole family. Especially those who come to Dubai for sightseeing and to absorb the culture. Although staying right in the most visited area of Dubai, this area does come with a few flaws. First of all, you don’t have access to the beach, something that the previous two do have. Secondly, as it’s such a popular area, the prices for a hotel room (especially family rooms) are high. Thirdly, you won’t find family resorts here, with facilities for the whole family. So, why do we still recommend Downtown Dubai as a good area to stay in Dubai for families? Well, it’s good for families who are just staying here for a few days. It’s close to the airport and you have all the city highlights within reach. For some families, it’s worth the consideration. 


Some of the best hotels in Dubai for families in this particular area are visually listed below.
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4. Al Barsha


When you’re on a stricter budget, there are two areas that you might want to consider. The first one is Al Barsha, which is located near Jumeirah Palm. Although it’s located far from the city highlights, you do have access to nearby beaches, but you don’t have direct access to the beach (hence the lower prices for a family room). Because you have access to the beaches as well as other water activities such as the waterpark at Atlantis and the AquaFun Water Park, we believe it’s a better area to stay in Dubai for families, especially if you’re planning to stay at least a week. It’s also located near Dubai Marina Walk, a lively area where you should definitely take an evening walk with the family, but it’s the area you want to stay in for several days, which we explain further down this article. Overall, if you’re willing to make a compromise by not having direct access to the beach or simply because you’re on a stricter budget, Al Barsha is definitely a recommended area in Dubai for families. 


Some of the best hotels in Dubai for families in this particular area are visually listed below.
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5. Al Fahidi & Deira


Al Fahidi is the oldest neighbourhood in Dubai and its neighbouring Deira is a large area with all sorts of hotels that fit everyone's budget. As these two areas are located near the city’s highlights, it’s a great area to stay in if your main purpose is sightseeing. It has no direct access to the beach and most entertainments for tourists and families are found around Jumeirah Palm and Downtown Dubai. We recommend you stay at Al Fahihidi or Deira when you’re on a stricter budget and only stay a few days in Dubai. Families that are on a stricter budget and planning to stay longer in Dubai should consider staying at the previously recommended Al Barsha.


Some of the best hotels for families in Dubai in this area are visually listed below.
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Where not to stay in Dubai with family?


There is one particular area that we don’t recommend you to stay in Dubai with family, which is a popular tourist area in Dubai in general, namely Dubai Marina & Jumeirah Beach Residence. Why is that? Because it’s often dubbed as the nightlife area of Dubai and hotels attract overall more younger tourists and couples. If you find a family-friendly hotel that suits your taste in this area, don’t be afraid to book it as Dubai is far from a wild nightlife city. But in order to write an article like this, you have to draw a line and make sure that the recommended areas are in fact completely family-friendly. 

 

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There you have it, all our recommendations to your question about the best areas to stay in Dubai with family. We hope you enjoyed it and hopefully, you can make a good decision and have the time of your life in this amazing, modern city!
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